1865 - Eyewitness to History

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1865 - Eyewitness to History

Tuesday, 3/17/15 5:30 pm - Friday, 4/17/15 10:30 pm

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1865 was a pivotal year in American history. With the end of the Civil War, Lincoln’s assassination, and the beginning of Reconstruction, politics were forever changed. 

Lives were changed, too. In this display, we showcase eye-witness accounts of these major events, including letters of soldiers present at General Lee's surrender and the diary of the conductor responsible for President Lincoln's funeral train.

1865 - Eyewitness to History is free and open to the public at HSP during regular business hours